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Auto Update The Year In SMF Footer Copyright

Mick in Tutorials on Jul 15, 2013

I used to have to update these manually so did a bit of digging and found a few different tutorials that helped me slap this together. Now the year in your SMF footer copyright, the message always displays the current year.

Open index.template.php and find:

	<div id="footer_section"><div class="frame">
<ul class="reset">
<li class="copyright">', theme_copyright(), '</li>

Add after:

  $time = time () ;
  $year= date("Y",$time);
  echo ' <li>Copyright &copy; ' . $year . ' YOUR-FORUM-NAME | All Rights Reserved</li>';

echo '

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Mick G


Mick is an American theme designer for Simple Machines Forum software currently living in South Florida, USA. He runs idesignSMF and started tinkering with SMF in 2006 where he created several SMF forums of his own before he founded idesignSMF in 2009 to which he is dedicated full time and has a weakness for Tacos and Pizza.


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